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Presented in Manchester by Contact, Word of Warning and Royal Exchange Theatre

IDOL

A Jamal Gerald, Transform and Theatre in the Mill co-production

  • By Jamal Gerald
  • 19 March 2020 - 21 March 2020
  • The Studio

A DARING AND UNAPOLOGETIC EXAMINATION OF RELIGION, POP CULTURE AND BLACK REPRESENTATION

Who would you rather pray to? Beyoncé or white Jesus?

Jamal grew up Catholic in a Caribbean household, but would rather light a candle and worship celebrities than white saints. Combining African diasporic ritual, music and storytelling, IDOL is a spiritual journey that asks what happens when you don’t see yourself represented. Featuring a host of celebrity appearances.

Jamal Gerald is an artist based in Leeds. His work is conversational, socially conscious and a celebration of individuality.

'JAMAL GERALD IS, INTENSELY, FIERCELY HIMSELF ON STAGE' Exeunt

Age Guidance 16+. This performance contains strong language, sexual references and full nudity.


Seed commissioned by hÅb, STUN and Contact for Works Ahead. Supported by Leeds Inspired, part of Leeds City Council and using public funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

  • Event Information
  • VENUE: The Studio

    PERFORMANCE DATE & TIME: Thursday 19 March, 7.30pm, Friday 20 March, 7.30pm and Saturday 21 March, 7.30pm

    RUNNING TIME: 70 minutes (no interval)

    TICKET INFORMATION: Adults £13 / £11 Concessions / £7 Under 26s and Student tickets (limited availability)

    AGE GUIDANCE: 16+. This performance contains strong language, sexual references and full nudity.

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  • Creative Team
  • MUSICIAN/ PERFORMER: Pariss Elektra

    MUSICIAN/ PERFORMER: Azizi Cole

    DRAMATURGE: Maddy Costa

    OUTSIDE EYE: Rachael Young

    MOVEMENT DIRECTOR: Akeim Toussaint Buck

    STAGE AND LIGHTING DESIGN: Ben Pacey

    COSTUME: Hannah Wilson

    RITUAL CONSULTANT: Christella Litras

  • Accessible Performances
  • BSL INTERPRETED: Saturday 21 March (Interpreter by Lauren Lister)

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